Monday, September 28, 2009

Pasta two ways


I feel so fancy and chef-y(which is totally a real word, by the way)saying "pasta 2 ways". It's just like top chef! Anyway, here's our pasta two ways:
1) Pasta with Trader Joe's marinara sauce, peas, and Tofurky Italian Sausage (photo above)
This was my first time having any Tofurky product, and the sausage was good. It didn't really have the texture of meat, but it was well spiced and very flavorful. The cooking is self-explanatory from the name, except that we did add a sauteed garlic clove.
Then, to cancel out the vegan-ness and healthiness of that meal...
2)Cheese and butter! aka Pasta with spinich, peas, and alfredo sauce.

Here's how you make the alfredo sauce (1 serving): melt 1/2 t butter in a small pan. Add 1/4 C whole milk & 1/8 C grated parmesan.Swirl it around until it gets creamy and alfredo-y(also definitely a real word), then add salt a and pepper to taste.
I tossed the sauce with 3/4 C pasta, peas, a handful of walnuts, and some spinach which I'd cooked for a few seconds in olive oil. It turned out good, although if I made it again I think I'd double the amount of sauce, because the pasta wasn't supper saucy. I like my pasta to have a lot of sauce, especially if said sauce consists solely of butter, whole milk, and cheese.

4 comments:

The Ordinary Vegetarian said...

Ah I totally have a "two ways" post on the docket, you beat me to it! I had no idea though how legit a "two ways" post would make me, sweet!

I'm a fan of the tofurkey italian sausage, but I've only ever used it for grilling. I'll have to try it in some pasta, sounds good!

jessy said...

hooray for pasta two ways! i'm gonna have to make a vegan version of the one with peas and spinach - it sounds so good & looks wonderful!

to answer your question about liquid braggs - it's a sauce that's similar to soy sauce, only it tastes just a tad bit different and is gluten-free! so it's a nice alternative if ya can't get your hands on any gluten-free tamari (soy sauce). you can check it out here: http://bragg.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=5

:)

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

These both look good, although maybe I'm more partial to the second one. I don't love tofurky products, but some of the morningstar farms sausage is great.

ohonemorething said...

This sounds yummy! I just got the Kielbases sausages from Tofurky. I think I'll get the Italian sausages next. I love peas :D I want pasta now lol.